Jones Confirms Pair of In-State Satellite Camps

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    Butch Jones said the Vols had plans ready to go if satellite camps were approved by the NCAA. And since they were a couple weeks ago, UT has been on the move.

    The UT staff will be in Atlanta on June 13 in conjunction with Georgia State’s coaching staff to put on a camp there. And Jones confirmed a couple more via Twitter on Wednesday afternoon, announcing that the Vols will be making stops in Nashville and Jackson, Tenn. during the month of June.

    It’s not surprising to see the Vols set up camp in both Nashville and Jackson. Nashville is home to many of the state’s top players in the 2017 class and an area that Jones and his staff are working tirelessly to build connections for classes down the road.

    And Jackson makes a lot of sense as well for this particular class as well. Offensive tackle Trey Smith, the No. 1 overall player in the nation in the 2017 class according to ESPN, attends the University School of Jackson, where Smith attends high school.

    The head coach at USJ is Rusty Bradley, a former Knoxville-area high school coach at CAK who coached current Vols Josh Smith and Brett Kendrick.

    It looks like there will be more information to come on both of those camps, and perhaps more camps to announce in the future, but Wednesday’s announcements make it clear that the Vols will try to capitalize on the new satellite camp rules by going to the areas that contain some of their top targets.